Re: [ox-en] Theses about the relation between the Oekonux project and the remaining world
- From: Stefan Merten <smerten oekonux.de>
- Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 00:08:06 +0200
Hi Mako and lists!
Yesterday Benj Mako Hill wrote:
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On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 09:50:15PM +0200, Stefan Merten wrote:
However, IMHO a deeper question concerning the whole Oekonux project
is the foundation for this debate and for a similar debate we had
before the 2. Oekonux conference concerning the question whether or
not to admit pseudonyms for speakers on the conference.
Sorry if I missed anything in the German part.
I have been to conferences at Yale and Harvard Law Schools where
speakers used pseudonyms and false identities. The vast majority of
organizers, hotel staff, attendees, and people who read the
proceedings will never suspect and have no reason to.
For reasons of appearance and professionalism (if that's something
you're interested in, and often it is) it might be worth asking people
to only use pseudonyms that could plausibly be their name (that means
you have at least a family name and initials). This will bar speeches
from peopled called the Dark Knight, Overfiend, and aXXe but still
leave flexibility for those who don't want the name to show up on an
employers or border guard's google search. If people are serious about
using a pseudonym, you'll probably never know anyway.
Thanks for this clarification.
Indeed, this is exactly my position: Pseudonyms are ok as long as they
could plausibly be their name (and not Adolf Hitler or Che Guevara).
Mit Freien Grüßen